Twente team is in the lead in World Solar Challenge




On day two of the World Solar Challenge, the three teams from the Low Countries all in the top four. In the Challenger class is the Solar Team Twente the lead. 4 minute 30 following the Nuon Solar team. Michigan on three and Belgium Punch Powertrain team to four.

World Solar Challenge card In the Cruiser class is the Solar Team Eindhoven with Stella Lux on the second place. According to local media benefited the cars in the Challenger class of moderate wind speeds around 24 kilometers per hour or wind force 4. With that wind could eco-driving teams and still maintain a speed well over 90km / h. The Twente team was able to achieve an average speed of 99km / h, from 94 a day earlier. But the average speed is ultimately not what it’s about. It is the total time elapsed between the start and the last checkpoint, in the case of the first five in the Challenger-class on day two was the last checkpoint Barrow Creek at 1210 kilometers from the starting point.

The so-called ‘event time’ of the five highest ranked teams also located close to each other: Twente has the first two days totaling 14 hours, 43 minutes and 43 seconds, driven to Barrow Creek. The Japanese of the Tokai University are there in fifth place just 25 minutes behind in 15h 8min 20s total driving. The latter team was given 10 minutes of penalty points, thus Punch Powertrain Solar Team still holds fourth place in the standings.

In the Cruiser class that all what else calculated, therefore the fastest ‘event time’ does not mean that it also covers the winner. The team from Eindhoven riding with two men in the car, though the car has four seats, so they are with an event time of 14h 8min 57s in second place, while the first place in the standings will go to the Kogakuin University in Japan with a small event at 14 hours time. Eindhoven Kogakuin are however the only one of the Cruiser class that are already in Tennant Creek. The remaining cars are measured or Dunmarra or Katherine, which respectively 350 and 650 kilometers saves.

Results day two solar challenge


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